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about afghanistan and about women's experience in the days of the taliban, and of course under u.s. policy of our engagement there. and it's a chance to really understand how our policy is playing out through the eyes of this one story, the dressmaker, khair kahn and we would like to get your calls for this is the process of making this interactive see you all for your comment by phone order. let me give you the telephone numbers. he strolled the and -- eastern and central time zone is 202-585-3885. if you live in a mountain or how many times did you travel to afghanistan? >> guest: seven times since 2005. i spent about one third of 2008 and one-third of 2009 and a big chunk of 2009 and last year i was there for the july for the kabul conference and i was there in december about seven months pregnant working on maternal health stories. >> host: that wasn't a great way to engage with the women because of common experience. now your career as a political television producer for abc. how did you make the transition from that to writing this book? >> guest: very carefully. [laughter]
host, the taliban, in both pakistan and afghanistan. in pakistan, osama bin laden has been killed and al qaeda significantly weakened. in afghanistan british and international forces have driven al qaeda from its bases and while it's too early to tell for certain, initial evidence suggests we have halted the taliban insurgency in the heartland of helmand province. mr. speaker, we are now entering a new phase in which the afghan forces will do more of the fighting and patrolling and our forces more training and mentoring. as president obama said in his address last month, the mission is changing from combat to support. when we arrived, there was no one to hand over to, no proper army, no police force. in many places across the country the afghan security forces now stand ready to begin the process of taking over security responsibility. mr. speaker, success in afghanistan requires a number of critical steps. the first is making sure that the afghan security forces are able to secure their own territory. now, i know there have been well-known problems, especially, with the afghan po
and afghan security forces are conducting joint operations against the taliban. thursday the troops used helicopters to fly in search of taliban fighters. the current plan is for afghan forces to take over the country's security by 2014. >>> two people were killed when their plane crashed into an unoccupied hospital building in watsonville, california. the plane struck the building shortly after takeoff apparently as the pilot was trying to clear a line of fog. >>> economists look for positive unemployment numbers being released today. >>> plus it's raining? no, not quite, it's pouring in denver, a sudden cloud burst swamps the mile high city. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> from nasa's first mission to now the final shuttle flight, we'll look at how cbs news and walter cronkite covered the space race for the last 50 years, that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there
the plans will undermine afghan morale and make it more difficult to beat back taliban forces. >> i know there is some concern among the afghans about the pace of the beginning of withdrawal of our surge troops. but we have tried to reassure everyone that the commitment that america has made, and the international community has made, to a free and independent afghanistan is strong and steadfast and lasting. >> senator mccain said some areas of afghanistan including kandahar, are definitely safer. >>> the news edge is everywhere at 11:00. a fire at a church sends one firefighter to the hospital and causes thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt while batting the flames. flames were seen shooting through the roof. authorities believe it was caused by a lightning strike. >>> a fire gutted a straussberg, virginia church. happened saturday evening. parishers held services on the building's front lawn today. the outside of the building was not destroyed in the fire. the church says they'll rebuild. >>> one person killed last night after getting hit by two cars. police say the
of the taliban dead in up next, the latest on the rumors. >>> i was absolutely shocked, appalled and ashamed when i heard about the case only two week ago. >> some unexpected fireworks as rupert murdoch testified before parliament about the british hacking scandal. we have more of what he had to say. stay with us. when water doesn't dry, it can leave spots and film. finish jet dry rinse agent removes residue and actively dries dishes, for a brilliant shine straight from the dishwasher. finish jet dry rinse agent. finish. the diamond standard. >>> the taliban are denying their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban says there is no truth to the report that he has died. they claim that i text message sent to journalists was fake and was the result of a phone hack. rumors have spread that he died after a text message allegedly sent from a spokesman announced his death. >>> two american citizens are charged with asking as agents to the pakistani government. said faye lives in fairfax and is the director of the kashmiri american council. kashmiri is the disputed territory between india and pakist
company of fox 5. >>> also making headlines, the latest on reports that the taliban's leader is dead. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive
where we are training security forces and where we are working to provide stability against the taliban and the kind of structure that we need to support going after al qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan -- that perhaps it is time to shut down $17 billion worth of money going to reconstruction projects when our track record really stings. i hope you all will convince me i am too cynical and angry and frustrated about the way we are spending money in theater. and i want to tell you, i am looking for good news and i hope we hear some today. there are too many people in missouri saying why can we fix this road, and then i look of the projects we are doing in afghanistan and it is very hard to explain to them why we can't fix that the road because we can't afford it -- yet we can throw money away in afghanistan on projects that were clearly not sustainable. and anybody spend any time thinking about it in the first place we would realize that. that kind of planning has to begin happening and that kind of accountability has to be present. senator portman is here. i will give him a time to get
rough. the coalition troops and the taliban moved on foot. the coalition also has helicopters that can get them between mountain tops. they would be back to walking around on foot. these are law that useful. -- a lot less useful. they are used for blowing up vehicles. in some places, you see more small arms. this sort of looks like a world war ii street battle on a smaller scale. guys running around with rifles and tossing grenades, things like that. on the coalition side, there is a significant air power aspect of it as well. the tactical security threats to nato troops. >> this is located in the far most peace which is a ride along the border. this is a critical area for cross border infiltration as well as a historic avenue and the movement of supplies. >> in terms of the risk to u.s. troops, how would you characterize this? >> i would characterize this as high as venture. there is a significant influx of insurgent fighters to the area. >> we are prepared to go on a mission, tell me about that and what it is for. >> this is a standard reconnaissance mission. we're going in there to
't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we will be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are going on with their mission, preparing to hand over security to the american people. the drawdown will begin this month. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >>> in the district, the annual 4th of july celebration on the national mall. the concert has stars like matthew morrison and chelsea hightower. . >> it is the big 20th anniversary. we are doing a rumba to jordan sparks singing a song from beauty and the beast. >> the show will be at 9:00 tonight. here's a few other things to know. no alcohol is allowed. leave the grills, pets, and glass bottles at home. as far as getting there, the best way is public transportation, and if you're going to the mall, leave this morning if you want a good seat. we have a full list of activities including all of those dos and don'ts for the mall on wusa9.com. >>> german town man is charged with murdering. police say brandon dashiell and justin carter got into a fight on the back deck of carter's home during a f
to provide stability against taliban and the kind of structure that we need to support going after al qaeda on the border of pakistan and afghanistan. perhaps it is time to shut down $17 billion worth of money going for reconstruction projects when our track record really stings when it comes to reconstruction projects. i hope that you all will convince me that i have become cynical and angry and frustrated about the way we are spending money in theater. i am looking for good news, and i hope we hear some today. but i think it is time for a guest check because i have too many people in missouri saying why can we fix this road? then i look at the practice we are building in afghanistan and it is hard to explain to them why we cannot fix that road. because we cannot afford it, but yet we can throw money away in afghanistan on projects that are not sustainable. if anybody had spent time thinking about it in the first place, they would have realized that. that kind of accountability has to be present. i am pleased that we have a number of witnesses today that are going to testify to contracting
. that trial expected to start next march. >>> this morning a taliban spokesman is denying reports the group's leader is dead. the spokesman says a text message sent to journalists claiming the insurgent leader mullah omar had died is fake and the result of a phone hack. rumors of omar's death began to circulate when the text message announced the quote commander of the muslim faithful is dead. that's the title reserved for the leader of the taliban. >>> this morning the head of a d.c. nonprofit group is in custody accuseded of working for the pakistani government. police arrested the director of the kashmiri-american council, which claims to be dedicated to raising awareness of the kashmiri people's struggle. but the fbi says the organization was run by elements of the pakistani government. if that's the case, he broke the law because he never told the justice department about his ties to a foreign government. he is due in a federal court in alexandria tomorrow. >>> coming up on 20 after the hour, three children and two adults are recovering this morning after a tree limb fell on them. the
that paypal was trying to economically strangle the website. >>> the taliban is denying reports the group's leader is dead. a text message sent to journalists claiming insurgent leader omar's death was dead. the text message announced commander of the muslim faith is dead, and that's the title reserved for the leader of the taliban. >>> the man accused of firing shots at several military facilities will go to court today on several unrelated charges. jonathan melaku was accused of a series of vehicle break-ins in leesburg. he's accused of several shootings, the attacks involved two at the marine corps museum, the recruiting office in woodbridge. he was arrested after police spotted him in arlington national cemetery off hours with a backpack that included ammonium nitrate. the chemicals can be used to make bombs. >>> nfl players could begin to unlock the stop to four months of practice. they vote on a collective bargaining agreement today in portions of the district. they hope to be presented with the finalized version soon. if the players approve a deal, the owners would take a vote on t
for a foreign government a second american living in pakistan is also charged. >> in afghanistan taliban reports their leader has die -- says reports their leader has died are false. text messages claimed he was dead but a taliban spokesperson said that is not true and the message was the result of a phone hack, the alleged announcement the commander of the muslim faithful was dead sparked rumors he died. >>> four months after the disaster in japan officials announce success in stage one stabilizing the nuclear plant the reactors have been stabilize for more than four months officials also say radiation around the plant has decreased from peak levels next phase aiming to bring reactors to a cold shut down within six months march's earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years. >>> well, she is a fashion icon and advocate, she is also the first lady of the united states now michelle obama may add reality tv start to her resume we will explain when tmzs dax holt joins us. >> think yesterday was hot just wait tuckers toasty forecast after the break keep it here we wi
in capped hare. the taliban claiming responsibility. the u.s. ambassador condemned the killing but says it is a sign of taliban's weakness that they can no longer conduct large-scale operations. >>> a story that we covered earlier this year. william caldwell did not engauge in psychological operations against u.s. senators as first reported. the thee-star army general has been cleared following an investigation into allegations that he ordered soldiers to use mind games. the pentagon's inspector general says there is no truth to the accusations. >>> the tsa is facing a discrimination lawsuit accused of not hiring a man because he is missing a hand. michael costantino applied as a security koreaner at la guardia airport. he says he passed the interviews, background check and thought he passed a physical exam but he says the t system a disqualified him for the job because he only has one hand. >> i was hurt at first. it was disappointing. now, i passed everything that was required and they just assumed because i was born out a right hand, i wouldn't be able to perform the tasks of the job
illegal activity. >> reporter: the security situation here is mixed. the taliban do not operate freely in the city, but have launched occasional spectacular attacks, and frequent targeted assassinations of government officials. in may of this year they attacked the governor's palace and other key locations around the city. the battle lasted two days before security forces took control. we're being told that the killing was a personal dispute, and not an insurgent attack. but the taliban's already claimed responsibility, saying it's one of their biggest successes to date. jeff? >> all right, mandy clark in hand har, afghanistan. mandy, thank you very much. >>> in london this morning, wikileaks founder julian assange appeared in court for a two-day hearing. assange is appealing a british ruling that he should be sent back to sweden to answer questions over two rape charges. assange is also worried sweden might send him to the u.s. to face charges over the release of classified documents. >>> the texas baseball fan who fell to his death at a game last week has now been laid to rest. hundr
in afghanistan. the taliban now says it is responsible for a suicide attack that killed the mayor of kandahar. afghan officials say the assassination happened at the mayor's office just after he arrived for work this morning. the mayor had been mentioned as a person who might replace afghani president's hamid karzai's half brother within karzai's inner circle. >>> we are also on top of a developing story out of south korea. at least 32 people are now dead after heavy rains caused massive landslides. many of those killed were college students who were there doing volunteer work. take a look at this video of rescue crews teaming up trying to save people trapped in the rushing water. the heavy rain also destroyed several buildings. >>> with just six days until the nation's first default, the debt showdown has hit yet another snag. a vote on house speaker john boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling is postponed until tomorrow. the delay came after a report from the congressional budget office showed that boehner's plan would cut spending by $1 trillion over ten years rather than the $1.2 trilli
holy month of ramadon begins, a bombing killed 10 people. the taliban claims responsibility for the attack which targeted police officers. there are about 100,000 american troops currently in afghanistan. under president obama's plan, 10,000 will be brought home this year and another 23,000 by the end of next summer. in new york, lauren green, fox news. >>> it is one of those phenomenon that you can't just take your eyes off. a volcano spewing lava from the earth's core. where it is happening and find out what it is -- affecting on the other side of the break.  >>> one of those amazing sights you can't get tired of looking at. italy's mount aetna erupting again. it is the most active in the world and this is the fourth time in a month that it's blown its top. winds are blowing away from the runways at nearby airports. so far all of the flights are on schedule and no one has been hurt in the eruption. >>> people in a new york city suburb think their neighborhood was wrecked by a tornado. look at westchester county. power lines are down and winds got up to 60 miles per hour
and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> as house lawmakers resume tomorrow, the "washington post" is reporting that the republican leadership has done away with bills that honor symbolic gestures including ones in the past which had declared the bald eagle an inspiring symbol. last year, the house passed more than 250 such bills. the gop says they distract from the real work of congress. >>> two local amusement parks are paying tribune another to military families this holiday. kings dominion and six flags america are offering free admission to active duty and retired military personnel today. family members can get discounted tickets. >>> another republican is throwing his hat into the presidential ring. thaddeus mccot are made at announcement saturday at a festival outside of detroit. says he has an edge that the others don't. >> i think it is about the message and the experience here in michigan, what we've
at these countries, that they are not radicals connected to terrorists like al qaeda or the taliban, or the muslim brotherhood. in egypt, for instance, right now, and tunisia and other countries in the middle east, we do not know who is going to be in charge. we are talking about supporting various governments, when they have an election. until we see what happens in the elections, we should not be giving money to those who are sympathetic in working with terrorist organizations in do not have our interests at stake. or want to destroy the state of israel. so, right now, for instance, in egypt the barrier between egypt and gaza has been broken down, in effect. hamas, in control of gaza right now, can bring in more weapons to attack israel. a signal that really bothers me, because it indicates to the muslim but -- brotherhood that they have more influence than people realize. in the past they have asked for the destruction of israel. and host: the muslim brotherhood is not considered a terrorist group. guest: if you look at their history, they have been committed to changes in the middle east, incl
an eye on in the newsroom. the taliban claiming the responsibility for the assassination of hamid karzai's half brother. he was gunned down at his heavily guarded home in kandahar. russia opening up a criminal negligence investigation into the deadly sinking of a cruise ship. the boat was apparently overloaded at the time of the accident. 88 people now confirmed dead, another 41 still missing. hopes for finding them alive are fading today. and just days after a stun gun was found on a jetblue flight from boston to newark a lufthansa passenger is busted at jfk airport trying to board a plain with two stun guns stashed in his luggage. greg: brand-new developments in the gop race for the white house in 2012. tea party favorite michelle bachman seems to be making substantial gains. take a look at this. in a poll conducted by a republican pollster bachman is the frontrunner in iowa, the state that holds the first caucus leading mitt romney 25-21%. while mitt romney leads in new hampshire take a look at bachman, she is surging into second-place jumping 8 percentage points in one month alone. j
:00 followed by 101 ways to win the game show. then it 10:00, members of a wedding party are injured in taliban crossfire. stick around for abc news at 11:00. get a hold of yourself. >> coming at the 6:00 -- do you have any bieber sightings? >> not yet. however, we have some sightings in the house of representatives and the senate. it may be the end of the debt ceiling debate. a group of senators may have a plan to make everyone happy. a d.c. councilman wants to stop the district plan for online gambling even before it starts. we will have that and more for you coming up at 6:00. >> can we send bieber to the debt limit debate? maybe he can help find a solution. [laughter] let's check in with doug on the heat wave. >> it is muggy out there right now. let's start with the doppler radar. a few downpours showing up towards french ship and rose haven. it is diminishing after areas of great falls. heavier storms are developing north and west of the friedrichs area. there is an excessive heat watch in effect on thursday. temperatures are in the 80's where we have had rain, 90's where there is no rain.
a special personal interest in defeating the taliban. and afghanistan as a whole had seen how evil the taliban was. how much damage they could do to society as they burned paintings and books and films and totally suppressed freedom in afghanistan. they knew. these people were evil but they were afraid of them but with the united states weaponry, with our guidance and intelligence training these people defeated the taliban. what i was not aware of until we met with these folks and turns out i could have been aware, i just was not, but do you the research, you find out, the bush administration convinced the northern alliance, ok, now that you've whipped the taliban you need to totally disarm. because we're the united states and we're here and we'll make sure nothing happens to you again. well, the northern alliance messed up because they trusted us and they turned in their weapons, i asked one, you turned in all your weapons? well, apparently they have some small arms, but nothing that would allow them to take on the taliban again. naturally these people were concerned because they
the taliban may try to regain lost ground during the islamic period of ramadan, beginning tomorrow. >>> an update to the story we told but yesterday. the military has released this photo of an ak-47 assault rifle. it's one of the weapons obtained from port millton. someone earlier this month, swiped more than two dozen assault rifles. most of which are still missing. an undisclosed number of people have been arrested, but investigators are looking for more suspects. >>> new this morning, four people are dead after two small planes collided over alaska. it happened yesterday, about 80 miles north of anchorage. authorities initially said at least two people were killed, and later announced four confirmed deaths. one of the planes burst into flames on impact, and crashed. the other plane was significantly damaged, but did imagine to land safely at an airport. the cause of the crash is under investigation. >>> the mayor of new york has outlined plans for the anniversary. only family members of victims will be allowed access to the new 9/11 memorial plaza the day of the anniversary. th
with the developing story overseas. the taliban claims to have captured and executed a nato soldier in southern afghanistan. the british defense minister confirms that one of its soldiers is missing. >>> we're following another developing story, this one off baja, california, where a tourist fishing boat carrying 44 people, most of them americans capsized in heavy seas during a thunderstorm. officials believe that all of the american tour tourists survived. at least one person has died. some were able to swim to shore. >> the reports that we received of the people who have been recovered are 27 u.s. passengers, mostly came from the northern californian area, the remaining 17 are the crew members aboard the vessel. >> they're helping the mexican navy search for those still missing. >>> montana's governor is accusing exxon mobil of down playing this weekend's oil spill. mostly contained to a ten-mile stretch of area. >>> this fourth of july, no holiday for the jury deciding whether casey anthony killed her 2-year-old. a visibly distraught casey anthony sat through closing arguments over the weeke
to 11.9%. that a 50% decline when the taliban tax initiative went into effect 23 years ago. they put a 25 cent tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the state. smoking rates have gone down for men and women. >> part of san francisco's most crowded streets has breathing room. they have replaced parking spots with sidewalk extensions. it creates more walking space and gives people a chance to stop. >> there are benches, there is landscaping, there is tables where people can have some coffee. >> an estimated 100,000 people converge on powell street near the cable turnaround most weekends. free wi-fi offered in this part of union square. >> emmy nominations are out. they were announced in los angeles. one of the announcers melissa mccarthy she was also nominated for her sitcom mike and molly. 21 nominations, magnum scored 19 nominations including best drama. and boardwalk empire has 18 nominations. comedy show modern family received 17 bids and saturday night live got 16 nominations. >>> recapping top stories, u.c. regents are expected to vote to hike tuition for the second time in a m
troops that we need for the second fighting season. >> we don't succeed here, and the taliban come back into power, and we will be attacked again. >> the senators met with avenue -- met with the afghan president last night. the first troops will be coming home later this month with the president's plan. >>> the portapotties are lined up, and the security check points will soon be manned along the national mall. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivities in the nation's capital. surae chinn has advice for you. >> reporter: happy 4th of july for you. it's going to be a big celebration. it's quiet now, but you can imagine the place will be crawling with people. the portapotties as you mentioned are lined up, and we also have first aid tents on the mall in case anyone suffers for heat exhaustion or anything else, or someone needing attention for anything else. folks are putting the finishing touches on the spectacular display, and also rehearsals for the concert went on despite the bad weather on the west lawn of the capital. you can expect singers like matthew m
and says it's actually a sign of the taliban's weakness saying they can no longer conduct large-scale operations. >>> new details and images tonight of the mass killings in norway last week. take a look at this surveillance video capturing the first deadly attack in downtown oslo after a car bomb exploded. it shows people shopping inside a store. moments later, an explosion blows out the window. the suspect is accused of killing 68 people at a youth camp 25 miles away. investigators say officers came close to shooting him when he surrendered but were concerned he might be wearing a suicide vest. >>> a byob happy hour on the track shows you rowdy riders boozing on a train and new complaints are surfacing. we're back on the party train in a fox 5 investigation, next. >> it was one of our most talked about stories, and tonight, fox 5 is hopping back on the party train. call it a byob happy hour on the tracks. >> more complaints tonight about rowdy commuters on public transportation, potentially putting themselves and others at risk. tisha thompson is here with the investigation. >>
that nato transferred security to the afghans. taliban leaders claim they carried out attacks it comes as joint chiefs of staff visited kandahar this morning. >>> american hikers held in iran since 2009 could soon be set free. the two men are in a court hearing now in iran's capitol they are accused of illegally crossing from northern iraq to iran to spy on the country. questions are raised about evidence in the amanda knox trial in italy experts attacked forensic evidence saying it never should have been shown to the jury. knox and her former boyfriend were convicted in 2007 of murdering her british roommate. forensic experts claim investigators made serious mistakes. >> skins were not at the 90 player limit, 74 turned out for training camp. care began was dressed but not ready to go. he suffered a bone bruce to his right knee friday saturday he said it felt better but wasn't sure when he would be able to practice he was on the field during the am session spending most of his time with the linebackers, watched them go through drillworked on the sideline wearing a compression sleeve on
a british soldier who went missing. the taliban have claimed responsibility, and they say that they killed that soldier. atia abowie, nbc news, and ka buhl. >>> a 10-year-old white tiger gave birth to quintuplets today. workers at the park in northeast china say all five cubs are healthy, and the mother is caring for them. they say it's rare to see a white tiger have cubs that are also all white. the mother is now on a special diet to make sure she has enough nutrition for her babies to grow up healthy. and ferocious. >> they're beautiful animals. >> they are. >> aren't they? >>> there is more to come on news4 at 4:00. we will head to new york city to preview tonight's fireworks show there, featuring beyonce. >>> plus, a feud is brewing between exxonmobil and montana's governor over an oil spill honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna storm the castle. i love your hair. [ sarah ] thanks i went to yo
on the road before as the taliban was on after 9/11 and some distractions, otherworld events, economics play a big role and what can be done. al qaeda's in a tight spot and whether or not they are on the ropes or not is something that history will have to tell us about this time we're in and as far as predictions go, many analysts say it's too early for that. >> what do we know any about capabilities? is there any intelligence giving us that? >> there is some pretty heavy information out there right now that al qaeda really wants to attack and has never stopped in its efforts to try to attack, specifically in washington and we have been focussing on that all week in our series target washington. they have been looking for opportunities to attack soft targets. they recognize that crashing airplanes into soft buildings is not likely to happen again, they're not likely to have that capability. what hey have tried to do is -- what they have tied to do is to change the tactics and known as lope wolf gunman and to look for pee, quote, clean scoop and that is no collection. and essentially, we're l
of international troops. i hope we can all agree that the taliban has morphed into a hybrid. it is one part terrorist organization and one part global drug trafficking organization. for the past today years, virtually every heroin processing lab raided by the dea, special forces, and afghan police has ties to the taliban. what they find is not only large quantities of opium and heroin, but also improvised explosive devices, bomb making materials, and taliban training manuals. in one raid last year, 2056 pounds of high-grade heroin with a wholesale value of $56 million was seized. experts agree it may take many years to get the drug trade in afghanistan under control. as the military begins to scale back its presence this month, i think we have got to ensure that our civilians continue to support counternarcotics efforts in afghanistan. that is really important. a year ago this month, this caucus released a bipartisan report that contained several policy recommendations. i like to highlight the progress being made and what remains to be done. first, the good news. the caucus recommended incr
actions taken against the taliban and not happy about the country's decision to revoke visas for american military trainers this is according to reports by the new york times, he stopped by abcs this week to talk about the tricky relationship. >>> obviously they have been an important alley in the fight on terrorism they have been victim of enormous amounts of terrorism but right now, they have taken some steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid which we were giving to military, and we are trying to work through that. >> tensions between the two nations have been on the rise since u.s. navy seals killed osama bin laden during a raid on pakistani soil back in may. >>> a third plane's pilot found himself flanked by f-15 fighter jets near camp david this weekend the plane was spotted in the air space 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning the pilot was forced to land at caroll county regional airport, saturday fighters intercepted two smaller planes at two different times in each case they landed without incident president obama spent part of the weekened at camp david. >>> new this
weekend. >>> in afghanistan, the taliban says that reports that its leader has been killed are false. they say the message was the result of a phone hack. an alleged announcement that he was dead sparked rumors that he had died. >>> prime minister david cameron is set for face british lawmakers today under pressure over the widening crisis. he says he is not responsible and herd okay suggested that top exec ditchs who resigned in recent days aren't responsible -- that top executives who resigned in recent days aren't responsible. >> do you feel that you are ultimately responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> during the proceedings, a protester tried to throw a shaving cream pie at murdoch. the man was quickly arrested. murdoch's son james also testified and apologized for the scandal and former news of the world editor rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> new allegations against vince gray's campaign. did s
don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power, we'll be attacked again. and there could be no greater threat to our security and our freedom, the freedom that we celebrate on july 4th. >> reporter: melanie alnwick, fox five news. >>> the former head of the international monetary fund may have a political future in france. a new poll shows nearly half of those surveyed in france believe strauss-kahn should return to political life in france. 46% said no. the rest didn't answer the question. strauss-kahn is charged with sexually assaulting a manhattan hotel housekeeper. prosecutors say her credibility may now be in question. >>> a gaza bound american ship got the criminal treatment in greece. it set sail friday night, to be intercepted. the 60-year-old captain is now under arrest, facing charges of trying to leave port without permission, and endangering the lives of the boat's passengers. it was trying to deliver humanitarian aid to a palestinian territory in violation of an israeli blockade. they say they'll try again. >> we will
associated allies, especially the taliban, of course. he also felt like there had been progress in developing and training the afghan national security forces, the army and the national police, especially in the past year-and-a-half. still a long way to go. he did not make any comments specifically yesterday about the killing of ahmad karzai. he let those comments to the white house. it expressed regret and condemn the assassination of president karzai's half-brothers. i think there is concern generally that there could be some instability, beahmad wali karzai in its prominent position in canada are what ikan -- kandahar, he was a key figure in keeping control there. that may have been more of a concern a year ago before the u.s. had managed to reclaim control of that area with its afghan allies and partners on the ground. so there may not be as much ramification now as there might have been a year ago. still there is likely to be jockeying for position and power among the local forces there. host: finally, the defense secretary did not cut a pakistan on this particular trip. did he talk abou
forces. all we are training are evental new members of the taliban. trainers are doing a wonderful job, but we don't have the time to make an army. every day, some one dice. every day, an american dice or gets his or her -- dies or gets his or her legs poster. this was in the newspaper. and too many times as we debate and eloquent speakers on the floor of the house, we don't see any faces or broken arms or legs and here is a young lady holding a young baby in her arms and the little baby is looking at the officer who is presenting her with the flag. how often does this happen throughout america and we never see it? we have to bring our toops home. they were asked to do everything, to get al qaeda that was responsible for 9/11 and get bin laden. we have done all that. we have done everything we can do. and as my friend from massachusetts said, $10 billion a month and we can't fix the schools or fix the roads here in north carolina and throughout america. i'm from north carolina. i know what's happening to my state and i know what's happening to the other states. mr. speaker, it is time
. >> general, chuck hoss kinson from politico. you said before that with the problem of infiltration of taliban into afghan security forces, as the afghans take over more and more responsibility that there might be a need to accept a greater risk in terms of dealing with that problem. how would you assess the possibility of that risk going forward now and what steps would you be taking to mitigate it? >> the mitigation of that risk is being done by a combination of counterintelligence effort, by the coalition forces and most importantly the afghan national security forces are taking it head on. it's an issue of leadership and knowing your people and the afghan leadership and chain of command is taking that on and i believe we're moving in the right direction with that risk. >> i want to thing che -- change the subject real quick work the upcoming transition in the army, i was wondering if you could talk a little bit about your interactions with general odeer noah and your thoughts on his leadership for the army going forward. >> i've had just one interact with general odierno at a utility confe
trafficking. he denied the charges. this morning, the taliban is claiming responsibility for his assassination. >>> wikileaks' editor in chief, julian assange, was in court today, appealing extradition to sweden. he's accused of sexually assaulting two women. assange denies the allegations. many of his supporters say it's a conspiracy to keep assange and wikileaks from exposing anymore government secrets. >>> in just a couple of hours, congressional leaders will head back to the white house with the clock quickly ticking toward the debt limit deadline. so far there's been little progress and now the president is turning up the heat. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest. >> this is the same shot you had yesterday, except we're wearing ties today. >> reporter: the president pointing out, we've been here before. and those close to the talks say little but the dress code is changing. the two sides still far apart on spending cuts and taxes. >> i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing. >> report
sense after 9/11 to hunt down bin laden. he was clearly there, the taliban refused to cough him up. i think it made sense to invade. it does not make sense to be there now a decade later, or more, with not even a clear withdrawal plan. >> what's your take on marijuana? >> marijuana is -- should be legal and it -- it should be as legal and acceptable as booze. >> abortion laws. >> abortion laws, i'm in favor of a woman's right to choose and i think that whenever your take on abortion, and i'd say maybe 30 percent of libertarians are very, very anti-abortion, because they believe that the fetus, at least, at a certain point deserves the rights that everybody else has. government funding should not be involved in abortion but more to the point, we are at the very early stages of actually controlling our bodies, our biology, our reproduction. i think abortion is becoming less and less important to public discourse and will continue to, as we develop more control over how -- how and under what circumstances we have children. >> the department of education. >> the federal department of educ
, meier charged into a remote taliban-controlled village in afghanistan, looking for four members of his team. he found them shot to death. even though he was already wounded by shrapnel, meier helped carry his comrades from the kill zone. meier is from kentucky, and was later based in hawaii before he left active duty last year. meier will join two army sergeants as the only living medal of honor recipients from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> coming up on news4, a bill challenge for metro not middle of a heatwave. ♪ >>> a musical group protesters took center stage in a walmart store. >>> staging a war between the states was not an easy task in triple digit heat. >>> the family of la-shea mclean makes a plea for the killer to come forward. this as police pass out this reward poster in this troubling case of murder. i'm pat collins. the story, coming up. news4. >>> coming up in sports, another twist in the always-changing nfl labor talks. plus, the nats' bryce harper trying to slug hes way out of a slump make the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me
the taliban and al qaeda. tonight new evidence that this confidence is simply wrong. is part of this to do with a chill in relations between pakistan and washington? >> it is indeed of course. of course. desai's been a secret war as you like conducted by the cia in pakistan using these unmanned aircraft. if one looks at the history of it, one can see how it is ramped up but now there are questions in the wake -- of course the vast majority of these raids have been carried out in so-called tribal areas on the border with afghanistan, and over the years the number has gone up steadily. in the first few years in the strikes of 2,042,007 they're just a handful and then we see it going up in 2010. the obama administration rising at a policy never fully publicly articulated. 118 strikes last year and 45 so far this year. the pakistanis said a couple of months ago that they wanted him stopped them stopped and they ordered the cia out in their base in pakistan were some of the strikes are being launched. by my reckoning there is than a dozen since then. so has this been done like the enlightened r
seen pakistani police officers be shot down in a massacre by taliban. this is a very serious climate of terrorism in this world. and the tragedy and backdrop of 9/11, where we had to bail out the airlines and rebuild new york and other places, that is the responsibility of america. that's why there is a federal government. and if we are to play with this through the cap, cut and balance, balanced budget amendment, we will be the tap dance, we will be the losers' club and we will bust the rights of americans that call upon their federal government when they are in need. this is not a time to play with the lives of americans. and i believe that we are ready to compromise, but not to engage in this when we have to do what the american people need us to do. and i want to yield back to the gentlelady and i'm very glad to be here with her tonight and i couldn't leave without emphasizing that homeland security cannot be undermined and diminished. it is streamly important. let's do right by the american people. mrs. christensen: i yield back. the chair: under the speaker's policy of january
salary cuts. host: let's take a look at some other stories. u.s. cash said to be reaching the taliban, yearlong military that investigation concluded u.s. taxpayer money has been indirectly funneled to the taliban under 2.1 $6 billion transportation contacted the u.s. has funded in part to promote afghan business. another piece in international news, the u.s. has invited a north korean official to new york for talks. the vice foreign minister will visit for a rare meeting that could pave the way for resumption of multinational denuclearization talks secretary of state clinton said on sunday. and politics, congressman wu faces calls to step down print reports the democratic u.s. representative and the portland, oregon area, calls for his resignation from some in his own party after the state's largest newspaper published reports this week in of an alleged unwanted advances in november by a mr.wu for the young, california woman, the daughter of a longtime supporter. one last jury in politics from the washington times politics section, dnc targeting hispanic votes with 8 spanishad. both
by a battalion. there were no casualties. it was taliban territory it from day one that the u.s. came into -- >> why didn't you do the same thing on this road? >> our experience working on roads in the area indicated that it was not like -- >> once you figured out it was, why didn't you go back to the drawing board and do what you had done in the previous incident? >> senator, i think that is a great question, and my understanding with this hearing is getting to the lessons learned. going back to my opening statement, where i said we cannot just look at the metric of scope schedule budget, there comes a time when we probably should have stepped back and said, we have to change the scope, because we need to get the road and, but maybe there's a different way of getting it done. what ended up happening is we all went into a reactive mode. we had the security situation and had to increase the security of footprint to prevent that particular situation from happening again. from the lessons learned, we had to recognize how the security environment can change relatively quickly in the conti
were killed a smokes man for the alan -- spokesman for the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> >> thousands of fans sent running for cover during the blues fest concert in ottawa after the main stage collapsed it gave way during a performance by cheep trick. five concert goers were injured one of them in serious condition. they had bad storms at the time. >>> 7:27 a.m., time is running out for members of congress to come to an agreement on the nations debt ceiling. a deal may be in the works after the break we will sit down with the policy director at the committee for a responsibility federal budget for more >> as we head to break let's take another lookout side the latest traffic and weather updates coming up from lauren and also tony perkens. enjoy the music of fish ♪ [ music ] ♪  ♪[ music ] >>> country music for space shuttle atlantis they woke up to keith urban and his song days go by expected to leave the international space station and head back home to earth early tomorrow morning they have been busy fixing a gear shuttle due to land thu
on behalf of cuba. we have a complete against mehsud, the leader of the pakistani taliban. we have a number of huge export cases, companies with sanctions by the government. we often bring prosecutions in those cases. so we deal with a number of case all across the world with both national and international scope. >> overseeing so many important cases, and lesser ones too. how do you prioritize? what would a typical day or week be in terms of meeting with attorneys under you? >> well, just about every morning i have meetings with my staff. both on the federal side and on the local side to try to figure out, one, what's going on in some of the more significant matters they may have in their sections but also to figure out our priorities, law enforcement prioritiesment if we are focusing on a part of the city, a particular gang, we may want to focus on what our efforts are to affect that law enforcement goal and where we are in the prosecution. >> when we go back and talk local crime, i'm wondering because we talk a lot about community outreach and involvement and how important that is. how r
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